According to a report from the agency, some server maintenance was done by the health department on Thursday night to improve the speed of the department’s data system. The result of any COVID-19 exam that was reported while being monitored will be reported on Saturday.
Utah now has an estimated 57,482 active cases of the disease. According to the health department, the average number of seven-day positive cases is currently 2,702. The day’s positive test rate for that period is now 26%.
The new numbers indicate a 1% increase in positive cases from Thursday. In Utah, 1,550,938 people have been tested for Covid-19 so far, with 14.7% having tested positive for the disease. The health department recorded a total of 12,906 tests as of Friday, including 11,335 new ones, state figures show.
State data show that there are currently 8,568 Covid-19 patients hospitalized in Utah. Of those, 213 are in intensive care units, state data show. As of Friday, about 92% of all ICU beds in Utah are occupied, including about 97% of ICU beds in 16 referral hospitals in the state. As of Friday, about 55% of non-ICU hospital beds in Utah are filled, according to health department data.
The nine deaths reported on Friday are as follows:
- A Utah County man, aged 45 to 64, was not hospitalized when he died.
- A woman from Utah County, aged between 65 and 84, was not hospitalized when she died.
- A Salt Lake County woman who was over 85 years old and was hospitalized after her death
- Two Salt Lake County men aged 65 to 84 and residents of a long-term care facility
- A man from Savior County, who was over 85 and died at the time, was not hospitalized.
- A Washington Washington County man between the ages of 65 and 84 was hospitalized when he died.
- A Salt Lake County man, aged 45 to 64, was not hospitalized when he died.
- A Salt Lake County woman between the ages of 65 and 84 and a resident of a long-term care facility
A total of 9,269 hospital admissions and 1,025 disease deaths since the outbreak began on Friday, giving Utah a total of 228,129 confirmed cases. A total of 169,622 Utah Covid-19 cases are now estimated to be recovered, according to the health department.
The Covid-19 news conference is not scheduled for Friday. Utah officials provided an epidemic correction News conference on Thursday.
Test results now include data from PCR tests and antigen tests. Positive COVID-19 test results are reported to the health department immediately after confirmation, but negative test results cannot be reported for 24 to 72 hours.
The total number of cases reported daily by the Utah Department of Health includes all cases of Covid-19 as a result of the Utah outbreak, including those currently infected, recovering from the disease and dying.
Definition of a case that was retrieved Anyone who was diagnosed with Covid-19 three or more weeks ago did not die.
Referral hospitals are the 16 Utah hospitals that have the ability to provide the best COVID-19 health care.
Deaths reported by the state are usually reported two to seven days in advance, according to the health report. Some deaths may be later, especially if the person is from Utah but has died in another state.
The Department of Health Council reports both confirmed and probable COVID-19 case deaths as defined by the State State and Territorial Epidemiologist. Death counts may change once case investigation is completed.
For a person who dies like a covid-19, according to the health department, if the person did not have a covid-19, the person would not have died.
The data contained in this story primarily reflect the state of Utah as a whole. For more local data, visit your local health district website.
More information about Utah’s health guidance levels is available here coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels.
The information is from the Utah Department of Health and coronavirus.utah.gov/case-accounts. For more information on how the Utah Health Department compiles and reports COVID-19 data, visit coronavirus.utah.gov/case-accounts And scroll down to the “Data Notes” section at the bottom of the page.
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